Citizen commissions

artconnexion enjoys regional, national and international recognition for its know-how as a producer of works commissioned by civil society in the context of public and private collaborations.

As mediator-producer for the “New Patrons” programme initiated by the Fondation de France, artconnexion accompanies art commissions that respond to the desires and needs of citizens. Since 2000, artconnexion has produced over forty socially-engaged artworks in Northern France, Norway, Poland and the UK.

The New Patrons programme allows citizens confronted with social or local development issues in their territory to involve contemporary artists in response to their concerns, by commissioning an artwork.

Its originality is based on the conjunction between three privileged actors: the artist, the commissioning citizen and the mediator-producer accompanied by public and private partners involved in the project.

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Philémon Vanorlé


2018 - on going

Roubaix (59)

Citizen commission

The Roubaix-Tourcoing Children's and Family Centre wanted to commission an artist to promote the transfer of gardening knowledge and innovative agricultural techniques in an urban environment. In response to this commission, Philémon Vanorlé proposed a composite work, a mobile horticultural tool for the Patron. After a phase of experimentation with the mobile vehicule, Cataplasme will continue in the form of a film

Nathalie Brevet_Hughes Rochette


2018 - ongoing

EPSM of Lille cornubation - Lommelet site

Citizen commission

The commissioners made their request for an artistic work to coincide with the installation in 2018 of a consultation centre for children and adolescents in a modular building in the middle of the Lommelet site, and the planned installation in 2020 of a clinic for adolescents. As the EPSM in the Lille conurbation is a former asylum, the sponsors wanted to give young people arriving on the site a chance to tone down mental health.

Please note that orders will take longer in the summer - items will be sent from 28th August 2023 onwards.